Old Scores by Aaron Elkins

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This is a novel of love and tragedy, of loyalty and betrayal, at once witty and wise. Ex-journalist Rachael Raikes is asked by her ex-boss to look up and interview a French Resistance hero called Lionel Cater.It seems a simple enough excercise, but it upsets the precious new life Rachael has made for herself abd her husband Roger after their flight from London and some very dubious old acquaintances. Meeting Cater also throws into the shade the arrival of Rachael'sover-enthusiastic sister, Pansy, in mid-flight from her MP husband and seeminglyintent on usurping Rachael's place in her own marital bed.
 

About Aaron Elkins

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Former anthropologist Aaron Elkins has been writing mysteries and thrillers since 1982. He won an Edgar award for Old Bones, as well as an Agatha (with his wife Charlotte), and a Nero Wolfe Award. His major continuing series features forensic anthropologist-detective Gideon Oliver, "the skeleton detective". Aaron speaks often at professional conferences, is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, has written for Smithsonian magazine, and is the author of several short stories. His work, which has been published in over a dozen languages, include: NASTY BREAKS (with his wife Charlotte Elkins), MAKE NO BONES, A DECEPTIVE CLARITY, SKELETON DANCE, THE DARK PLACE, and Little Tiny Teeth. He and his wife Charlotte live in Washington.
 
Published April 1, 2014 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller. 339 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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A perceptive look at the world of museums, dealers, and collectors through the somewhat innocent eyes of Chris Norgren, curator of Renaissance art at the Seattle Art Museum (A Glancing Light, 1991, etc.).

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The third installment in Elkins's spirited series featuring Seattle Art Museum curator/detective Chris Norgren was a Mystery Guild main in cloth. (July)

May 30 1994 | Read Full Review of Old Scores

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Seattle Art Museum curator Chris Norgren falls prey to the lure of a newly discovered Rembrandt in this third in a spirited series (after A Glancing Light ). He also topples head-first out of a second

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